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    Hi all, I am new to the forum and have a question. I have recently completed ( if that ever happens ) an eleven thousand word paper on 'A mathematical investigation of time, energy, dimension, gravity and inertia.' I do not know how to have it reviewed by persons or a committee of people with the relevant background in maths and physics, to help me find errors or make constructive suggestions. Is this forum an appropriate place? Should the paper be put into the public domain before it has been reviewed? Mike


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    This forum isn't a peer review journal, so this is not the right place to publish your paper. However, feel free to present your general idea here, and we can give you some feedback as to whether we think there is scientific value in it or not. Space-time physics and geometrodynamics is my own little "pet area" of science, so I shall be happy to give you my two cent's worth. Bear in mind however that my opinion will be an honest one, so if I think your ideas are rubbish, then I will tell you so straight out. Please don't post if you are not prepared to handle this level of honesty.

    The only proper place to actually publish a paper would be a professional peer review journal in the area the text concerns itself with.


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    Markus, Thanks for your reply. I agree that the best place is a peer review journal, however access is very limited - usually to mainstream scientists and academics. I guess I am looking for an online site where a comprehensive presentation can be read and feed back obtained from a base of good comprehension by interested people, rather than one-liners which do not consider the presentation as a whole. Cheers Mike
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    I guess I am looking for an online site where a comprehensive presentation can be read and feed back obtained from a base of good comprehension by interested people, rather than one-liners which do not consider the presentation as a whole.
    You could attempt to publish your paper on arXiv. Bear in mind that a suitability check is normal for all genuine sites, as otherwise they'd get overrun by cranks and crackpots, as happens on viXra for example. Alternatively you might consider sending your paper to your local university's physics department, and see if anyone there is willing to review it for you.

    May I ask what specifically the paper concerns itself with ?
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    Markus, Thanks for your input. The paper looks initially at the mathematics of the energy difference between dimensions. The maths is a pointer to the reality, as was the case with Einstein's relativity. The paper goes on to explore the equivalence principle, including the quantification of inertia and its mathematical relationship to acceleration, the mathematical relationship of gravito-inertia to electro-magnetism, the source of the gravitational field and the other forces such as electric charge, the strong and weak nuclear forces, the relationship of time to acceleration and the speed of light, cosmological implications etc. Mathematics in some of these areas can become a little bizarre, which is why I need some informed input and constructive assessment. Unfortunately the mastery of algebra and calculus is not all that common, which is a necessity to fully appreciate the paper. Mike
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    I give you my honest impression - you are attempting to re-write pretty much all of modern physics, specifically GR and QFT, so either you are a true genius of the caliber of Schroedinger, Witten and Einstein, or you are somehow misjudging your own abilities. Like I said, I give honest opinions only.
    Anyway, you might still send it to your local university - just don't be surprised if nothing ever comes back.
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    It was Einstein who said 'Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.' and also 'The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.' Ciao
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeljbull View Post
    It was Einstein who said 'Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.' and also 'The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.' Ciao
    Since there are no Gods, I think many of us are willing to take the risk in the face of that which is real...
    And testable.
    And measurable.
    Defined properties that are not matters of opinion or blind faith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeljbull View Post
    It was Einstein who said 'Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.' and also 'The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.' Ciao
    I am not certain how I am meant to understand this. Was it not you yourself you came on here, seeking feedback ? I have told you right from the beginning that the feedback you get here will only be an honest one; I have been true to my word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeljbull View Post
    Markus, Thanks for your input. The paper looks initially at the mathematics of the energy difference between dimensions. The maths is a pointer to the reality, as was the case with Einstein's relativity. The paper goes on to explore the equivalence principle, including the quantification of inertia and its mathematical relationship to acceleration, the mathematical relationship of gravito-inertia to electro-magnetism, the source of the gravitational field and the other forces such as electric charge, the strong and weak nuclear forces, the relationship of time to acceleration and the speed of light, cosmological implications etc. Mathematics in some of these areas can become a little bizarre, which is why I need some informed input and constructive assessment. Unfortunately the mastery of algebra and calculus is not all that common, which is a necessity to fully appreciate the paper. Mike
    How familiar are you with the existing theories in these areas (mainly general relativity, QED and QCD)?

    If you want to discuss your ideas here, there are plenty of people who have adequate math background (not me though!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeljbull View Post
    It was Einstein who said 'Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.' and also 'The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.' Ciao
    I have no competence at all to comment on the contents of your paper. I do wish you good fortune in finding effective, critical peer review of it.

    I am competent, however, to make an observation that is anecdotal and based upon an apparently random, but probably strongly biased sampling. I have witnessed many (probably hundreds) of persons make reference to such as Einstein and Galileo and Bruno when their hypotheses, or understanding is challenged. In every single instance it has emerged, or has already been apparent that their hypothesis, or understanding, was seriously flawed. So, for me, your last post was a serious warning flag.

    While I appreciate that your work is likely best presented as a coherent hole, is their a portion of it wherein lies your greatest uncertainty that you could offer here for consideration?
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    You may also want to publish the paper at a number of sites that take pdf formats and even at book sites like lulu.com. There is no cost unless you want to get a copyright, or a ISBN number. You can also get free web sites like Google and explain your ideas in detail. Welcome to the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidAuthor View Post
    You may also want to publish the paper at a number of sites that take pdf formats and even at book sites like lulu.com. There is no cost unless you want to get a copyright, or a ISBN number. You can also get free web sites like Google and explain your ideas in detail. Welcome to the club.
    Like viXra?
    In the end, getting published means little without a review of the material...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidAuthor View Post
    There is no cost unless you want to get a copyright
    There is no cost associated with copyright. You write something: you have copyright. (Asserting those rights may be a different matter ...)
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